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  • Students with intellectual disabilities to benefit as UCC awarded funding

    23 Sep 2021
    Students with intellectual disabilities to benefit as UCC awarded funding

    Students with intellectual disabilities are set to benefit from major new funding secured by UCC. The €1m award from the Higher Education Authority recognises the impact of the university’s innovative work in the field of inclusive education, and its efforts to open higher education to students with intellectual disabilities.

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  • UCC Shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

    15 Sep 2021
    UCC Shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

    Excellence in teaching and sector-leading sustainability practices at University College Cork (UCC) have been recognised in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

    These global higher education awards are the sector-leading recognition of excellence in universities across the world, and this is the first time institutions in the Republic of Ireland have been able to enter in the award’s 17-year history.

    UCC received more nominations than any other Irish university at this year’s THE Awards.

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  • Study reveals first Irish picture of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic

    20 Sep 2021
    Study reveals first Irish picture of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic

    Rural dwellers in Ireland and those living in public housing, were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with residents in those areas across Ireland experiencing higher rates of hospitalisations, a University College Cork (UCC) and Technological University Dublin (TUDublin) study finds.

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  • Academic Year 2021/2022

    13 Sep 2021
    Academic Year 2021/2022

    University College Cork has announced the details of the measures in place to facilitate greater on-campus activity for the forthcoming academic year.

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  • Cork University Press unveils The Coastal Atlas of Ireland

    13 Sep 2021
    Cork University Press unveils The Coastal Atlas of Ireland

    The latest in the award-winning Atlas series at University College Cork (UCC) has just been published. The Coastal Atlas of Ireland is a celebration of Ireland’s coastal and marine spaces and examines the shaping of the coastline of Ireland as a whole, from both the physical and human environmental perspectives.

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  • UCC camogie takes centre stage in Sunday's All-Ireland final

    10 Sep 2021
    UCC camogie takes centre stage in Sunday's All-Ireland final

     

    Cork will meet Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final this Sunday, and University College Cork will be well represented in Croke Park on the day.

    No fewer than 13 players have a connection to UCC, many of them graduates, some students, and others are incoming students, but all have worn or will wear the famous skull and crossbones, and the majority have played Ashbourne Cup camogie.

    UCC's historic Quad will be lit in red and white to show our support this weekend.

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  • National video campaign to combat sexual assault on university campuses launched

    03 Sep 2021
    National video campaign to combat sexual assault on university campuses launched

    University College Cork’s Bystander Intervention programme will today launch a series of audio-visual learning materials to Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) nationwide to raise awareness around active bystanders and sexual assault.

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  • Ground-breaking international research determines role insects and deadwood play in carbon cycle

    01 Sep 2021
    Ground-breaking international research determines role insects and deadwood play in carbon cycle

    ·         Some 10.9 giga-tons of carbon are released from deadwood in forests worldwide annually - equivalent to roughly 115% of fossil fuel emissions

    ·         29% of the carbon that's released from forests is actually released through insect decomposition

    ·         University College Cork President among global team conducting research at forests in countries across six continents, including Ireland.

    An international research team, including University College Cork President Prof John O’Halloran, has determined the annual contribution made by deadwood to the global carbon cycle and quantified the importance of insects in the decomposition of wood for the first time.

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  • New Podcast Aims to Break Down the World of Chemistry

    30 Aug 2021
    New Podcast Aims to Break Down the World of Chemistry

    A new University College Cork (UCC) podcast – The Periodic Table of People – aims to break down the world of chemistry, so that students seeking to study or work in this wonderful field can learn more about science.

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  • Inhibitor drug ‘primes’ the body to better respond to anti-cancer treatment

    17 Aug 2021
    Inhibitor drug ‘primes’ the body to better respond to anti-cancer treatment
    "There may be a role for this combination of therapies in breast cancers” 
     
    Combining a histone deacetylase inhibitor drug with immunotherapy agents is safe, and may benefit some patients with advanced cancers that have not responded to traditional therapy, according to results of a phase 1 clinical trial involving University College Cork (UCC) and US researchers.
     
    During the study, 33 patients with advanced solid tumors received the histone deacetylase inhibitor drug entinostat for two weeks. Then, some patients received the immunotherapy agent nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor, in combination with the entinostat, while others received both nivolumab and a second checkpoint inhibitor agent, ipilimumab, after the initial dosing with entinostat.
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